Top 20 Richest Football clubs in the world 2016
Though its hard to pin point how much a clubs is valued because there are so many different deciding factors to be considered but Forbes has been producing list of top 50 richest clubs in the world for most part of the last 10 years and Real Madrid, Manchester United and Barcelona has dominated the list of the top richest football clubs in the world over the past years.
To determine the world richest club factors like clubs match day income, what country a club is from, the success of the club on the field and its impact on the market value, social presence worldwide, high profile kit deals, shirt sponsorship, the total yearly revenue and also the debt situation of the club would all have to be put into concrete consideration.
Starting from 2005 when Manchester United were widely considered the richest football club in the world and that too by a wide margin but Real Madrid managed to close the gap on Manchester United in the late 2000’s and they managed to take the number 1 spot in 2011.
Real Madrid is currently the most valuable football team in the world and this is for a fourth year in a row. They lead the way from their Catalan rival Barcelona, with Manchester United sitting in third place.
Forbes also said that the current top 20 teams are collectively worth 24% more than the top 20 teams that filled those positions. about 12 months ago. Forbes cited increased income from television contracts and also improved kit deals as the reason for this sharp rise.
The study by Forbes also said Real Madrid is ranked as the second richest sports team in the world as they rank behind only the Dallas Cowboys which is currently valued at £2.77 billion, making them richest sports team in the world.
Below is Forbes List of the Top 20 Richest Football Clubs in the World 2016 :
|1.||Real Madrid||Spain||€577 Million|
|3.||Manchester United||England||€519 Million|
|4.||Paris Saint Germain||France||€480 Million|
|5.||Bayern Munich||Germany||€474 Million|
|6.||Manchester City||England||€463 Million|
|11.||Borussia Dortmund||Germany||€280.6 Million|
|13.||Shalke 04||Germany||€219.7 Million|
|14.||AC Milan||Italy||€199.1 Million|
|15.||Athletico Madrid||Spain||€187.1 Million|
|17.||News Castle United||England||€169.3 Million|
|19.||Inter Milan||England||€164.8 Million|
|20.||West Ham United||England||€160.9 Million|
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